Adorable Frankenstein Marshmallow Pops & 5 Other Treats
PICTORIAL for easy, delicious, and super adorable Frankenstein Marshmallow Pops made from chocolate and marshmallow... A hit among children (and adults as well). A list of ingredient substitutions is available.
1bagChocomaker bright green candy melts12 oz, or Wilton lime green
1Wilton light cocoa candy melts12 oz, brown
½ to ¾cupchocolate sprinkles
2Rolo chocolates5.3 oz, or 32 chocolates
1tube black writing gel
Start by preping all ingredients.
Stick one straw into each marshmalllow almost up to the top. Select the marshmallows with better shapes or simply reshape them gently with your hands and fingers. Melt about 1 cup of the green candy melts in a tall microwavable glass according to the package directions (about 1 minute total, in 30-second intervals, or until melted and smooth when stirred).
You may repeat the melting process with another 1 cup of green candy melts in a separate glass in order to finish covering all the marshmallows. Dip each marshmallow into the melted green chocolate (use a spoon to help coverage, if necessary); then remove excess by scraping gently and smoothing over with a small offset spatula, plastic stick, or the dull side of a table knife.
Stick them firmly, straw side down, in a bowl full of rice or pebbles in order to let chocolate dry.
Melt about ¾ cup of the brown candy melts according to the package directions. Dip the tops of the marshmallows into the brown candy melts and then sprinkle the chocolate sprinkles on top of the area of molten brown candy melts in order to form the "hair." Stick straw side down in the bowl again and let dry.
Use a toothpick to place a small amount of the molten brown candy melts on the back of the eyes and "glue" in place on the front of the dry marshmallows.
Place a little bit of the molten brown candy melts onto each Rolo chocolate and "glue" them onto the sides of the dry marshmallows. You may need to hold each one for about 10 seconds to make sure they stay in place.
Cut open the tube of black gel and draw a mouth and stitches on each marshmallow. Let set. Inactive time: About 15 minutes
STORAGE: Frankenstein marshmallow pops can be stored individually in clear plastic pop bags, tied with a bow, for about 2 days at room temp or in the refrigerator.
SUBSTITUTIONS: Melted white chocolate mixed with green coloring gel can replace green candy melts. Semisweet chocolate can replace the brown candy melts -- and can be used for the hair as well as for drawing the mouth and stitches on with a toothpick. Black sugar crystals or ground chocolate cookies can replace chocolate sprinkles for the hair. Rolo chocolate can be replaced by M&M's or pieces of pretzel sticks dipped in chocolate for the bolts. You can use red writing gel instead or simply use melted chocolate to draw mouth and stitches.
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